Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions (1:00 ET, FOX, 9/29/2013)

Last Week The Lions pulled away in the 4th quarter en route to a 27-20 win at the hapless Redskins. The Bears dominated the Steelers 40-23, though it was closer than the score indicated. Bears Run Versus Lions Run Defense Matt Forte finally broke out against the Steelers, sort of. The bulk of his 87 […]

2013-14 Week 3 NFL Rankings

Now that we have the bare minimum of games played to derive some meaning to how good football teams are relative to each other (and we really still don't, but here we are anyway), it's time to roll something out that I've been doing for a few years: an objective ranking system for NFL teams […]

Bears 24, Bengals 21

Well, the game didn't really pan out how I expected it to (though the margin of victory was identical). Bears Run Versus Bengals Run Defense I said that this was a defense that could be run on, but I was wrong. Forte carried the ball 19 times for just 50 yards; as a team, the […]

Cincinnati Bengals @ Chicago Bears (1PM ET, CBS)

It's the first game of the season, as the Bengals take on the Bears. Last year both teams finished the year 10-6; while that mark was good enough in the putrid AFC, the Bears were on the outside looking in last season.  Bears Run vs Bengals Run Defense Cincinnati is a team that can be […]

Chicago Bears’ Preseason Depth Chart

The Bears released their preseason depth chart, their first one of the season. Here it is: Some takeaways: Kyle Long is going to start Week 1 at RG, that's all there is to it. He's listed as the "co-starter," which is a gentleman's way of saying "we're starting the rookie, thanks."  Eben Britton is slotted […]

Bears Training Camp Week 1: Hester on Expanded ST, Bushrod Day-to-Day

Training camp is under way, and (precious few) interesting tidbits have emerged: The Bears used pads for the first time on Sunday.  Devin Hester apparently IS going to at least practice some expanded ST duties this year. He apparently almost blocked a kick in practice, according to a Zach Zaidman tweet (he's a good follow). Jermon […]

Bears Training Camp Extravaganza!!!

This year, I'm going to try my best to provide some decent coverage of football, with an obvious focus on the Bears. To that end, I thought it'd be a nice idea to talk about the new Bears this year and how they might fit in. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not […]

Goodnight, Lovie

After 9 years and 3 playoff wins, the Bears have fired Lovie Smith. To start, I'd like to say that I don't think Lovie Smith is a terrible coach. Smith led the Bears to a record of 81-63 from 2004 to 2012, and a winning percentage of .563 is 9th of 32 franchises during his […]

Week 17: Chicago at Detroit

The Bears enter Week 17 with everything to play for. Win against the Lions, and the dream of losing in the first round of the playoffs is still alive. Lose, and the McCaskeys will have to find an inventive way to rationalize keeping Lovie "3 playoff wins in 9 years with the best defense of […]